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Rikki Fisher

Rikki Fisher is an artist residing in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales with an arts practice influenced by her passion for wildlife.

Working with a variety of media, much of Rikki's work has focussed on the richness of Australian bird life, but in recent times, Rikki has explored the medium of 'scratchboard' to striking effect.

So what is scratchboard?

Briefly:
Scratchboard originated in the 19th century in Britain and France and became a popular medium for reproduction. It was often used in single-colour books and newspaper printing. There has been a resurgence of this technique in recent years but with a modern twist and more of a focus as a fine art medium.

Scratchboard is a clay coated hardboard panel that is then coated with Indian ink. Using various sharp tools to scratch into the ink layer, the clay underneath shows through. For added dimension, coloured inks can be added to the white clay areas revealed and then scratched again for additional highlights and volume.


Rikki has exhibited widely in the eastern states of Australia and received a number of awards for her work in various media.

Most recently, Rikki exhibited at the 2nd Annual International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) exhibition in Canada and won the top prize - Gold Award "Best in Show" for the Open category and was awarded first prize in the scratchboard category at the Cardinia Art Show in Melbourne in February, 2014. In March, 2014, Rikki was accepted as a Master of Scratchboard Art into the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. This represents the highest level of achievement of an artist working in that medium.

For more information on scratchboard and the exhibition held by ISSA in Vancouver in 2013, visit their website here.

Rikki also exhibits at the Nimbin Artists Gallery in Nimbin, NSW (website). Also explore more about the artist and her work at Rikki's website, here.

All of Rikki's scratch board work is framed to a very high standard and includes museum glass which is low glare and UV-resistant.

Dimensions of work shown herein is inclusive of framing.
©2011-2014 The Channon Gallery
Rikki-Fisher-art
Rikki Fisher
Tiger Stare

Scratchboard & coloured ink
38 x 37cm

Cat. No. RFI-102
$ 690

RFI-101-2
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©2011-2014 The Channon Gallery
Rikki-Fisher-art
Rikki Fisher
Dust till Dusk

Scratchboard
62.5 x 71.5cm

Cat. No. RFI-112
$ 2,240

RFI-112
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©2011-2014 The Channon Gallery
Rikki-Fisher-art
Rikki Fisher
T Rest

Scratchboard
51 x 42cm

Cat. No. RFI-105
$ 1,490

RFI-112
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